K’taka DGP: Mangaluru Autorickshaw Blast Not ‘Accidental’ but ‘Act of Terror’

20 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

Mangaluru Top News

In Mangaluru on Saturday, an auto-rickshaw explosion caused considerable smoke and flames. The burn injuries included those to the driver and a passenger.

The bomb that occurred in a moving autorickshaw in Mangaluru the day before was “not accidental,” according to Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood, but rather an “act of terror.”

In Mangaluru on Saturday, an auto-rickshaw explosion caused considerable smoke and flames. The burn injuries included those to the driver and a passenger.

It’s now verified, Praveen Sood tweeted. The explosion was intended to do significant harm; it was not an accident. Along with federal authorities, the Karnataka State Police is deeply investigating the matter.

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra Sunday told the media that federal authorities had arrived in Mangaluru to look into any potential ties to terrorism. “This is not an isolated event, but we believe someone connected to a terror group was responsible. We have alerted government organisations that have already arrived in Mangaluru. In the upcoming two days, we could learn who committed the deed and why, according to Jnanendra.

The Special team and the FSL (Forensic Science Lab) team have gathered the evidence and are determining the circumstances surrounding the occurrence, according to Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar. There have been some injuries. They are receiving burn treatment.

Following the occurrence, Mangaluru, a very sensitive community, experienced a shock. All around the city, more cops were sent out. There is no reason for anyone to panic, according to Shashi Kumar. There is no need to mislead people and propagate false information on social media. I will immediately let you know about any new information we discover.